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20th Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival

REVIEW: 20th Joy of Jazz festival

The 20th Joy of Jazz festival is upon us, with a varying and impressive lineup...
Die reuk van appels. Photo by Stephanie Gericke.

REVIEW: Die Reuk Van Appels

A stage, empty but for an army general's uniform hanging from the ceiling, a carpeted...
Momo Matsunyane, Alfred Motlhapi and Billy Langa. Photographer: Thandile Zwelibanzi

REVIEW: Ankobia: A whisper that awakens purposeful existence

“Xhoi! Xhoi Xhoi”, a conjuring whisper by Kamma and Ditukile of Maitayatshwene order, haunts you...

REVIEW: Calling Me Home

I have seldom been as excited to see a musical as I was to see...
Kwazi Madlala (Vuyani Dance Theatre) & Claudia Monja (Joburg Ballet), Big City, Big Dreams. Photo Lauge Sorensen

REVIEW: Big City, Big Dreams

Big City, Big Dreams is an exciting new collaborative work by three leading Johannesburg based...
Dada Masilo's Giselle. 26 April 2017, The Dance Factory. Photograph: John Hogg

Review: Dada Masilo’s Giselle

Choreographer Dada Masilo has set the bar extremely high with previous works, and Giselle her...
Puss in Boots

Review: Puss In Boots: A near purrrfect panto!

On Sunday afternoon, I took my inner child to see Kickstart's Puss In Boots at The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City, and boy...
Andrew Buckland and Jennifer Steyn in Lara Foot's The Inconvenience of Wings. Pic by Oscar 'O Ryan

REVIEW: The Inconvenience of Wings

I first saw this new play by Lara Foot when it premiered in Grahamstown at the National Arts Festival in 2016, a little under...
Karel se Oupa

REVIEW: Karel se Oupa

Karel se Oupa is a multi-layered drama covering a range of topics: family, relationships, grief, inter-generational communication. This play tells of a family, it...

REVIEW: CION

Thursday 25 May saw the opening of the much anticipated CION by Gregory Maqoma and his Vuyani Dance Theatre on the John Kani stage...
TOSCA

REVIEW: TOSCA at the SA State Theatre

This week sees Puccini's opera TOSCA performed by a mostly Pretoria based cast, at the South African State Theatre's Opera Theatre, with music performed...
KIU

REVIEW: KIU

KIU, is a new dance production that opened Friday evening at the Momentum Theatre at The South African State Theatre. KIU is a Swahili...
Marcel Meyer as HAMLET

REVIEW: Hamlet

Friday evening saw the opening of Abrahamse & Meyer’s production of Hamlet at Pieter Toerin's Montecasino Theatre. I should state up front that Hamlet...
Memorable 'Sophiatown' at State Theatre

REVIEW: Sophiatown (SAST)

On the stages at the South African State Theatre are two musicals created in the 1980's, both works play out against the backdrops of...
Itsoseng Poster

REVIEW: Itsoseng

Wednesday evening saw the opening of Itsoseng at the Barney Simon Theatre at the Market Theatre complex. The play is set in Itsoseng township...
STIL Photo credit: Barry Swart

REVIEW: STIL

STIL is a new Afrikaans work by the award winning Jannes Erasmus. The story follows the intense interrogation of a young teacher who had fallen in love with a...

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